Solar Rights Alliance Blog

Biggest domestic solar panel manufacturer steps up to support solar rights

SunPower, the country's largest domestic solar panel manufacturer, has stepped up in a big way to support your right to make solar energy without utility interference.

This anti-solar fee is exactly why we need the Solar Bill of Rights

In April, the Sacramento-area utility withdrew a terrible anti-solar fee after over a thousand local solar users spoke out. It was a triumph of people power, but underscores how none of us are safe from discriminatory fees that punish us for doing the right thing. 

Solar Bill of Rights clears first hurdle

In front of a packed room of solar supporters (see below photo), a panel of powerful state lawmakers advanced the Solar Bill of Rights (SB 288) by a vote of 11-0 at the State Capitol in April. This, despite aggressive, misleading arguments against the bill by a crush of utility industry lobbyists.

Interview with Solar Rights Alliance Executive Director

The international solar inverter company SMA recently interviewed Solar Rights Alliance Executive Director about the organization and priorities. 

LA Times: Solar + Storage could be key to preventing wildfires

Bottom line? More planned electricity outages are on the way, but solar and storage can help. Here's seven takeaways (and one cool photo):

Alert: opt-out of Clean Power Alliance by March 31

To solar users Clean Power Alliance Service area: We recommend that you opt out of Clean Power Alliance right away. The deadline is March 31. You can opt-out of Clean Power Alliance by calling 888-585-3788. 

Listen: Solar Rights Alliance featured on Solar WakeUp Podcast

Dave Rosenfeld and Yann Brandt dig into why the Solar Bill of Rights could be awesome for solar, and how consumers and solar companies can work together to make it happen.

New report: No Competition Lets Electric Companies Overspend by Billions

A new report by a former federal regulator documents how the lack of competition has let electric utilities overspend billions of dollars in transmission and other projects. 

Go time! Five takeaways from the Solar Bill of Rights Kickoff

The Solar Bill of Rights campaign is officially live! A great crowd of solar homeowners, farmers, businesses and workers joined the bipartisan duo State Senators Scott Wiener and Jim Nielsen on the steps of the State Capitol on Feb. 19th to announce the introduction of the Solar Bill of Rights. Here's five takeaways:

Watch: Solar Bill of Rights Kickoff footage

Missed the Solar Bill of Rights Kickoff? We got you covered -- check out the awesome speakers and some news clips. Thanks to Senator Scott Wiener's office for the video footage.